ROWAN COUNTY, NC – North Carolina Republican lawmakers want to make Christianity the state’s official religion.
It all started when the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against Rowan County for opening its board meetings with Christian prayers.
In return, Rowan County is filing a resolution to nullify any federal regulations or court rulings regarding religion. It claims that the first amendment (which prohibits congress from establishing a religion) does not apply to states, municipalities, or schools.
“It demonstrates a misunderstanding of constitutional law,” said Sarah Preston with the ACLU of North Carolina.
Some don’t think there’s anything sweet about this Caroline’s proposition.
“This really is about everybody’s ability to exercise their own religion freely and not have interference from the government,” said Preston.
Separation of church and state. It’s the heart and soul of the matter.